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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 24, 2006 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fever Pitch

Being both an obsessive Red Sox fan (2004 will forever be a golden memory for me) and a long time Dead Head I can definitely see the comparisons.

Funny thing about Fever Pitch is that it's actually based on a book about soccer written by Nick Hornby (High fidelity; another great book and movie; although real Red Soxfans didn't think much of the Jimmy Fallon film)...

anyway the book fever pitch is really worth a read--it's about Hornby himself being an insane fan of the Arsenal soccer club in England, which, like the Red Sox, had been a team that always lost in a heartbreaking fashion...(finally, they win, and he's rewarded for his loyalty, much as Sox fans were in 2004, having finally won it all and vanquishing their hated rivals the Yankees in the process.)

I always found parallels in following the Dead with following baseball--you're devoted to your team (The Dead); you try to see them as much as you can, certainly when they're in your home town (like you saw them in CA.); you try to see them as much on the road as you can, although that's more difficult; they don't always play well, but when they do, it's an incredible, joyous thrill.

Definite comparisons can be drawn!

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Sep 25, 2006 5:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fever Pitch

I wrote a song called "Boston" after playing some shows there in 2003, I'd like to share the third verse with you all:

"I saw a Bruin with a Celtic smile and it shown on me the same
Turned by Red Socks bright to Tie Dye from those Boston Garden Dead head Daze...Boston don't delay...